The Human Sound Of The Violin
“The true mission of the violin is to imitate the accents of the human voice, a noble mission that has earned for the violin the glory of being called the king of instruments”
― Charles-Auguste de Beriot
Edmund Charles Tarbell, "Girl with Violin (the Violinist)," 1890
The Meaning Of Music
“Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.”
― Ludwig van Beethoven

Max Klinger (1857-1920)
Beethoven Memorial
Marble and bronze
At The Opera…
"Inspiration is an awakening, a quickening of all man's faculties, and it is manifested in all high artistic achievements.”
― Giacomo Puccini

At the Opera
Gaston La Touche - Date unknown
Henri Matisse ~ music
Henri Matisse - Music, 1907
Glenn Gould ~ On Being An Artist
“If an artist wants to use his mind for creative work, cutting oneself off from society is a necessary thing”
― Glenn Gould
Music And Silence
“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.”
― Aldous Huxley, Music at Night and Other Essays

Musicienne du Silence
Arthur Hacker - 1900
If Music Be The Food Of Love…
William A. Breakspeare (c 1855-1914)
If Music be the Food of Love

If music be the food of love, play on,
Give me excess of it; that surfeiting,
The appetite may sicken, and so die.”
William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night
W.h. Auden ~ Dance, Dance, Dance Till You Drop
James Abbot McNeill Whistler  (1894-1903)
A Dancing woman in a Pink robe, seen from the back
Dance till the stars come down from the rafters
Dance, Dance, Dance till you drop.
~W.H. Auden

"I love to dance, it does not matter if it is a Tango, a Foxtrot, a Samba or a Jive, just like to move my body on the rhythm of music…I just can not sit still. Other people get their kick out of shopping, playing Foxy Bingo, or singing. But as for me, dancing is my thing. The dance floor has always been my comfort zone.
Dancing is a natural movement of the body and has always been popular! Personally I love the music of the roaring twenties, the swinging music, dances, dresses and names like Heavenly Sugar and Shining Pearl.
Otto Dix, "Metropolis," 1927-28.
Igor Stravinsky ~ Great Artists
Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal.
Igor Stravinsky
Irene Nemirovsky ~ On Music
“...for music alone can abolish differences
of language or culture between two people and invoke something indestructible within them.”
Irene Nemirovsky ― Suite Francaise